By Torben Spaak
This booklet bargains a severe appraisal of Karl Olivecrona’s criminal philosophy. in line with Olivecrona’s critique of the view that legislations has binding strength, the research of the concept that and serve as of a felony rule, and the concept legislations is an issue of equipped strength, the e-book argues that Olivecrona’s criminal philosophy is a special contribution to 20th century criminal philosophy. It exhibits how Olivecrona’s philosophy can be utilized within the evaluate of up to date theories of legislations, similar to these recommend by means of Hart, Raz, Dworkin, and Alexy. additionally, the e-book argues that Olivecrona’s numerous discussions of theories defended by way of key humans within the historical past of felony and political philosophy are hugely attention-grabbing contributions. They not just bring up our realizing of the criminal and political philosophy of prior generations, but in addition complements our perception into legal-philosophical questions that stay with us today.